Walks in Brisbane Water National Park
What better way to enjoy and learn more about the Brisbane Water National Park than to take a guided walk through any of the many routes that wind through the park. There are different walks with different difficulty levels, which means whether you’re a parent bringing along your family or a tri-athlete looking for a little bit of a challenge, there’s something for you here.
Girrakool Loop Track
Starting at the Girrakool picnic area, this walk is a comfortable 2-kilometre loop. With lots of sights to see – from Aboriginal rock engraving, to the Illoura lookout and the waterfall near Andamira lookout – this is one track that’s great for the whole family.
Patonga to Pearl Beach Walking Track
This 4.2 kilometer walk starts and ends on a beach, so make sure to bring your beach wear if you’re planning to take a refreshing dip. You can even go fishing, so don’t forget to bring your gear too. A medium difficulty walk, this one will take you about an hour and a half to finish. Swimming time and fishing time not included, of course.
Mooney Mooney Nature Walk
A hard walk, the Mooney Mooney Nature Walk will wind through Piles Creek’s deep gorge. You’ll cross over different environments and encounter different birds and animals along the 6.5 kilometer walk. This will take you about four hours to complete.
Wondabyne to Patonga Walk
Looking for a real challenge? Why not try the 34-kilometre long and 3-day Wondabyne to Patonga Walk. Part of the Great North Walk, this walk is an overnight adventure which will take you through the whole length of the Brisbane Water National Park. Starting at the Wondabyne Railway Station and ending at Patonga, you can choose to catch the ferry back to Palm Beach or ride the bus to Gosford after the trek. You can also camp overnight at Van Dahls bush camp site.
But what’s a great hike without a proper picnic, right? Good thing the Brisbane Water National Park has two of the best picnic sites in Central Coast: the Girrakool Picnic Area and Somersby Falls Picnic Area. With free use of barbecues and picnic tables, access to wheelchair, and fantastic views, these two areas simply make the walks extra special. Enjoy quality time with the family and loved ones during your walk along the Brisbane Water National Park.
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